Devil’s Gulch

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Location

This site is accessed on a rough—but scenic—hiking trail up Devil’s Gulch. To reach the trailhead from Joseph, Drive approximately 20 miles east on the Little Sheep Creek Highway (toward Imnaha). After you pass the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest sign on the south (right) side of the highway, pull over at the next tributary and park on the south side of the highway. (If you pass a fish hatchery located .5 mile further, you’ll know you have missed the entrance.) Cross the footbridge over the creek just east of the preserve signs. Go through the pole fence and hike up the canyon.

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Habitat and Birds

A hike up Devil’s Gulch offers the possibility of finding Mountain Quail, Chukar, Canyon and Rock Wrens, Willow Flycatcher, Bullock’s Oriole, Ruffed Grouse, and other riparian species, as well as rattlesnakes and poison ivy.

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